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Our hiring process

It’s all about finding the right fit, for you and for us. Our recruiters work with you and our hiring managers to bring together a team and culture where everyone can grow and be successful.

our process

Step 1: Getting to know us better

Is Parexel the right fit for you? Understand Parexel’s culture, and explore our social media channels. Once you have enough information to feel comfortable, search our openings for your next challenge. 

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Step 2: Join Our Talent Community

If you didn’t find the right position for you, sign up for our Talent Community and we’ll reach out with job alerts when a matching position becomes available. We’ll also share periodic updates about the latest company news and events. 

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Step 3: Prepare your application

Once you have found the right job, align your application to fit Parexel and the role. Ask yourself a few questions:

  • How do my values align with Parexel's values?
  • What experience do I bring to the table that fits the role?
  • What motivates me to apply exactly for this particular position?

Think about aligning your CV with the answers to these questions, and collect material examples to support your application. 

Step 4: Applying for your role

It’s time to click apply! Sign up to apply and follow your application through the process. The application includes creating your profile, by connecting to your LinkedIn account and/or uploading your documents. After reviewing the overview page, submit your application and receive a confirmation email within a few minutes.  

Step 5: Application review

Now it’s time for our recruiters to review your application and discuss it with the team. We’ll reach out personally if we think you’re a good fit.

Step 5b: Interview with a recruiter

If you are a selected applicant you can expect to have a phone interview with a recruiter where you’ll walk through your work history, experience, and what you are looking for in your next role.

Step 6: Interview with the hiring manager

After your initial conversation, top candidates will go on to interview with the direct line manager of the business unit to which you are applying. Here you will learn more about the team and how you could fit into the group. Ask your questions to find out if you can imagine yourself in this role and team. This is also the stage where the team assesses your competencies, which might include an assignment like preparing a job-related task or presentation.  

Step 7: Offer stage

If the team decides that you’re the best candidate for the role, your recruiter will reach out to you with an offer. We will also help you understand the offer and answer your questions until you are ready to decide and accept our offer of employment. At this stage, we may conduct reference and background checks, and work with you to gather some additional details for onboarding. Congratulations, you are now part of a team doing everything #WithHeart!

Step 8: Onboarding

We care about offering you a smooth start. When joining Parexel, you will be connected to your line manager, your integration partner, and your team. You will take part in a regional onboarding event where you will be provided with the company information you need to get started. Your integration partner will help you increase your knowledge and skills in a supportive environment and set up meetings to get to know your colleagues.  


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Parexel is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Parexel is committed to a culture of accessibility and supports providing accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, email Please do not include personal medical information in the email.

How to identify potential scams or fraud

There has been fraudulent activity by scammers attempting to represent themselves as Parexel employees or recruiters. These individuals are attempting to reach potential job seekers through online chat interviews and sending false offer letters, representing Parexel without our consent. If you’re concerned that you’ve been contacted by an unauthorized Parexel recruiter or employee, please notify You may also report suspicious fraudulent activity to your local law enforcement agency.



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